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Poster: Jhudson844 Date: Oct 13, 2005 1:59am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Uploaders - New Policy Re: FFP Files

"Yes, but MD5's will fail if the FLAC file has ID tags created or updated down the road, which make them less ideal than a FFP for this. Eventually, I'm hoping we can auto-tag the FLAC files using metaflac in the same way we tag the lossy files. "

I don't seem to recall giving permission for the flac files I've uploaded to be "tagged" or modified in any way

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Oct 13, 2005 2:41am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Tagging FLAC files

So you don't want the artist or song name to be included with the file? Why? I thought there was no downside to this, and the artists would appreciate it. Please elaborate on the problem. The audio is unchanged...

It would basically add this info to all FLAC files.

Artist: (pulled from artist name you import)
Title: (pulled from song title in File Options)
Track Number: (auto generated based on filenames)
Album: (combination of show date and venue)

What is the concern? Why do we need permission to make sure information about the performance and artist travels with the files here?

Thanks for bringing it up though, this is an issue I obviously had not considered to this point, so I'd like to know what's up.

-Brad

This post was modified by Brad Leblanc on 2005-10-13 09:41:55

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Poster: Forkbeard Date: Oct 13, 2005 4:58am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Tagging FLAC files

Maybe it's the principle that the taper ought to retain control - the same way some tapers don't want lossy conversions.

From my limited perspective, I would welcome pre-tagged FLACs. Tagging is tedious. Auto-tagging might help proliferate lossless formats as well.

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Poster: xtifr Date: Oct 13, 2005 5:48am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Uploaders - New Policy Re: FFP Files

Tags don't affect the audio portion of the file, which is the portion you have some small claim to copyright over. The Flac compression, however, is simply machine translation, and you don't have a copyright on the individual bits of the result (although you still have a partial copyright on the bits derived from your original audio signal). So it's possible your permission wouldn't matter. It's also possible that it would count as "fair use". Copyright law has some fuzzy edges.

Of course, it's possible that the Archive would be willing to respect such wishes if they were strong enough, even if there were no legal basis for such a request. But if you feel that strongly about this paticular issue, please let me know, so I can add you to my personal "never download or listen to anything taped by this asshole" list. :)

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